Down on the Farm: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant homer again; Rock Shoulders walk off grand slam


Javier Baez and Kris Bryant both homered for the second straight night while Tsuyoshi Wada and Jen-Ho Tseng had great pitching performances.

The Cubs’ had two farm teams trail 7-1 in the sixth inning and both came back to win with Daytona going into the 17th inning before Rock Shoulders‘ walk-off grand slam.

Iowa Cubs
Cubs 4, Round Rock Express (Rangers) 1

Wada allowed one run on three hits, with two of the hits being the first two batters he faced, striking out 10 and walking only one over six innings. Blake Parker earned his 19th save on the season after striking out all three batters.

Bryant hit a two-run homer, his 33rd of the season and 11th with Iowa, to break a 1-1 tie in the third. He was 2-for-4 on the night. Baez followed in the fifth with a solo homer, his 16th on the season. Baez went 2-for-5 and scored two runs.

Matt Szczur went 2-for-5 and stole two bases and Lars Anderson went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies
The Smokies were rained out in Huntsville.

Daytona Cubs
Daytona 11, Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins) 7

Deadlocked at 7-7 in the 17th, Shoulders hit a walk off grand slam for a 11-7 win over the Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins).

Rob Zastryzny allowed five runs on eight hits, striking out six and walking four over five innings for Daytona.

Justin Amlung gave up two runs in the sixth then settled in and shut down the Miracle over the next four innings. Zack Godley gave up two hits, striking out four and walking one over the 10th and 11th.

Stephen Perakslis kept the Miracle off the board over his four innings. HE allowed five hits, striking out two and walking one. Yao-Lin Wang would load the bases with no outs in the 17th, but rallied to strike out the next three to keep it tied. Wang gave up three hits, striking out four and walking none over two innings.

Shoulders entered the game in the 11th when Albert Almora was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Shoulders’ grand slam was his eighth home run of the season and his only hit.

Almora was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk while scoring two runs.

Kyle Schwarber hit his first home run with Daytona in the eighth, a solo home run, his ninth of the year. Schwarber was 2-for-5 with two walks and two runs.

Designated hitter Willson Contreras also homered, his second on the season, in the bottom of the ninth. He was 2-for-7 with a walk and two runs scored. Billy McKinney went 2-for-6 with two walks and two runs scored with a two-run single in the seventh.

Gioskar Amaya went 3-for-6 with a walk and an RBI and Wes Darvill 2-for-8 with one run and one RBI.

Kane County Cougars
Kane County 10, Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 1

Tseng dominated the Lugnuts, retiring the first 14 batters before allowing a single, he struck out three and walked one over six scoreless innings.

Kyuji Fujikawa allowed an unearned run on one hit over two-thirds of an inning, striking out two and walking none.

Jeimer Candelario hit a solo homer in the second for a 1-0 lead in the second. It was Candelario’s ninth of the season and fourth with Kane County.

Cael Brockmeyer hit a three-run homer in the third, his fourth of the season to increase the lead. Brockmeyer was 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and four RBIs.

Shawon Dunston went 3-for-4 with a double and a sacrifice fly while scoring three times and knocking in two runs. Trey Martin went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored. Jacob Jannemann went 2-for-5 with a run scored.

Boise Hawks
Boise 10, Spokane Indians (Rangers) 7

The Hawks trailed 7-1 in the sixth, but the mounted a come back for a 10-7 win.

Trevor Graham struggled early for the Hawks and exited after loading the bases in the third. Graham allowed five runs, four earned, on five hits while striking out omen and walking two over two plus innings.

Francisco Carrillo pitched three inning in relief and took the win after the Hawks scored five runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh. Carrillo allowed just two hits, striking out three and walking none.

Jason Vosler hit a two-run triple for half of the runs in the seventh and was 2-for-4 at the plate. Chesny Young went also went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Jesse Hodges was 2-for-3 with a double and walk with one RBI and two runs.

Rashad Crawford went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored and Jeffrey Baez hitting streak ended at 20 games.

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